Sikkim is the first State in the country to bring all the agricultural land under organic management and to ensure continuity of the organic status, an autonomous organization under the State Government has been created with a separate cadre as SSOCA. This agency will render organic certification activities in the State, country and other parts of the world.
Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA) is an autonomous organization established under the Sikkim Government. SSOCA registered under society act vide registration no:E21/Gtk/2458, dated:31st December,2015 with the financial support of Government of Sikkim. The Government of Sikkim assigned work to SSOCA to certify Organic Production and processing system in the State and country as per National and International Organic Standards. The SSOCA intends to provide an institutional mechanism for inspection and certification of organic production, processing and trade in India.
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF OPERATION OF SSOCA
SIKKIM STATE ORGANIC CERTIFICATION AGENCY (in short SSOCA) operates from Extreme North of the Country to the Extreme South i.e its work is extended from the region of Ladakh to Kerala and Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat. Its geographical area of operation is throughout India. Presently SSOCA is operating its work in UT Ladakh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, North Eastern States of India, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Goa & Kerala.
And in near future SSOCA is intending to extend its geographical area of operation globally.